Top 5 Outdoor Living Trends You’ll Love For 2024

Written by: Chelsea Jobe



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What's trending in outdoor living?

Fresh and contemporary outdoor trends in 2024 have been making headlines; and it's changing the direction of outdoor design. With spring fast approaching, whether you have a small courtyard-style patio or a spacious multi-level garden, this year shines light on new colour combinations and innovative garden furniture that can cater to every individual's preferences and styles. Discover the top five trends in outdoor living that we've found this year, and revamp your outdoor space into a haven with style and practicality in mind. 

1. Rope & Acacia Wood

What outdoor living materials are in style this year? Trending materials in outdoor furniture have rapidly changed over the years, from rattan garden furnishing, known for its traditional and timeless design, paving the way for more modern and adventurous styles, to outdoor fabric and aluminium furnishing options that have helped create unique outdoor areas and discover personal style preferences.

This space is constantly evolving, and we believe acacia wood and rope furniture to be prominent in outdoor furniture in 2024.

The simple and rustic look gives off a relaxed bohemian beach feel; just imagine lounging in the sun by the ocean with a cocktail. Blending the materials will add both character and charm to your outdoor space.

Create a serene hideaway complete with a woven rope sun lounger or one of our sofa sets.

2. Coastal and Earthy Colours

What are the colour trends in outdoor furniture in 2024? This year, coastal and earthy colours will reign over grey and black furniture options.

Popular furniture styles have been variations of grey, limiting people to branch out and experiment with colour. Coastal colours, such as white and sandy neutrals, create the illusion of a bigger and more open outdoor living space. It is a great tip when choosing furniture and accessorising with garden decor.

After trending in interior design, earth colours are making their appearance outside. Warm tones of brown and beige have become widely used in outdoor lounging and dining furniture. These colours will certainly add depth and warmth to any space. For a pop of colour, olive green will be a popular colour choice, emphasising elements of nature.

3. Modular Designs

What is the latest trend in garden furniture? A popular outdoor furniture style will be modular as we approach spring and summer.

There has been a clear distinction between garden lounging and dining furniture for the longest time in the industry. Most people will opt for outdoor seating or a dining set, especially if their garden or patio lacks space. A solution to this common problem is modular furniture.

Casual dining sets and modular sofas, in particular, will be in high demand this season. Multi-purpose outdoor furniture lets you relax, eat, and host guests all in one spot, maximising the use of your outdoor areas.

Modular designs offer versatility and functionality to suit any space regardless of shape and size. Rising tables, reclining chairs and interchangeable sofa pieces are standout features of modular furniture to elevate your outdoor experience.

4. Indoor-Outdoor Living

Indoor-outdoor living is not a new idea; however, it has influenced the latest trends in furniture and how people live.

The concept of indoor-outdoor living is connecting indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly.

Bi-fold or sliding doors are a common feature of homes that embrace the trend, with a natural flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Extend the space with modern outdoor shelters like aluminium pergolas.

No more sitting inside looking out into your backyard. A pergola with a louvred roof will allow you to enjoy the beauty of luxury outdoor living, no matter the weather.

One of the main benefits is that it creates a multifunctional area to dine, lounge and entertain.

Design an all-around living space with the indoor-outdoor trend in mind. Add a garden structure to cover a dining area with an outdoor kitchen or a cosy corner sofa to combine lounging & dining.

If you need inspiration for your outdoor furniture options, check out our blog on 2023’s best-selling summer products.

5. Heating and Lighting

What makes an outdoor space cosy? Outdoor heating and lighting are accessories that provide warmth and glow in dark evenings, especially in autumn and winter.

Adding these accessories for everyday use will make the most of your outdoor furniture and space every season.

Minimalist lighting will be a popular trend in 2024 compared to decorative festoon lighting.

Wall lights are a simple way to enhance the appearance of an entranceway or garden wall. Up and down wall lights are trending, boasting a modern, streamlined design.

The focus will shift from gas standalone fire pits to electric patio heaters. Patio heaters have more unique shapes and designs to accommodate gardens and patios of all sizes.

Add heating to your outdoor furniture set-up, like styling an aluminium pergola with a hanging patio heater.

To round up our trend report, 2024 will be the year of experimentation in outdoor trends and furniture. Happy shopping, and enjoy transforming your garden and outdoor spaces!